Artists Relations

Guitarists are not paid to play Virgil Arlo Pickups. So please don't ask.

Guitarists are not paid to make video's featuring Virgil Arlo Pickups. So please don't ask.

Guitarists use Virgil Arlo Pickups because they are the best pickups they've ever played. After they install the first set, they typically order multiple sets for all of their guitars. Some of these Guitarist take the time to make video's because they are so impressed with the tone. The sincerity they display in their video reviews speaks volumes of their appreciation.  

Many of our more famous pro client's are under contract to endorse other brands. Many of them have sent us praise by e-mail but due to their contractual obligations, they were unable to post a video & we are not able to share their names or comments.

This is fine with us, making it as a musician can be rough. We understand that their first order of business is to provide for their families. We are small outfit that doesn't really need to play the big corporate games.

We are just humbled that they use the Virgil Arlo Pickups in the guitars that help them earn a living on the road and in the studio. When we hear their music, we know they are playing our pickups and that's enough praise for us.  

Become a Virgil Arlo Artist

You might wonder what the benefits of becoming a Virgil Arlo Artist. After all we don't pay guitarists...

The main benefit is you'll make your guitars more responsive and generally sound better. No guitarist worth his salt wants to be left behind. Many Pro's put these pickups in all of their guitars, even the vintage ones.

Beyond that, the only real perk we can offer you as an Artist is expedited delivery of your pickups. As you know there is a bit of wait for our pickups. If you have a deadline due to an approaching tour or session, then we can try to bump you to the top of the list.  

We can also work with you on multiple orders. Many of our Pro clients order 10 or more sets to properly equip their entire stable with the best tone possible. We know buying 10 sets & getting them installed can be bit pricey, so we are happy to work out payment plan and perhaps a volume discount for you.

We hope you'll contact us to become a Virgil Arlo Artist. We enjoy working with top notch musicians and appreciate the feedback. Hit the "Contact" link at the top or bottom of the page to get set up as an Artist.  In the meantime, check out what other Pro Guitarists are saying about their tone.


"Mr. Arlo makes Incredible Pickups! Over the years, I've played a lot of different pickups & the Virgil Arlo's are the best. The best by far!"

-Mike Gallaher, Legendary Guitarist - Joe Cocker, Leon Russell.


"I've tried all of the more expensive pickups. The Arlo's sound amazing. I can't say enough good things about them. Now I'm wondering if there's not some proprietary technique that only Virgil Arlo knows to make pickups that sound this good"

-Hadden Sayers, Blues Recording Artist. Also lends his chops to Ruthie Foster (Grammy Nominated Recording Artist).


"Beautiful Sounding Pickups! Don't waste your time buying vintage pickups for thousands of dollars. Just buy these & You will be right there with'em."

-Dani Robinson, Guitarist - Billy Cox Experience (Plays & Sings the Jimi Hendrix parts).


"I am absolutely LOVING the pickups! Now I need to get another set of pickups for my Gibson 335 & my next Tele & Strat builds."

-Brett Garsed, Legendary Session Player, Recording Artist & Guitar Techniques Instructor


"My Virgil Arlo pickups sound fantastic. It is hard to stop jamming & get down to learning my new song. The Humbucker is so smooth and clean and the bridge just sings like a bird. Sounds great in the middle position too."

-Richard McRae, Legendary Guitarist for George Strait 


"I went to a Session right after getting my Arlo's installed. My Guitar sounded so good, the Engineer asked "what are you doing different". I told him, I just got a set of Virgil Arlo Pickups. I love the tone of these pickups."

-Pat Buchanan, Legendary Session Guitarist in Nashville w/ 1000's of credits including Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Hall & Oates, Trace Adkins, Cameo, Cyndi Lauper, Amy Grant & Ray Davies (the Kinks)


Mr. Arlo Knows What He's Doing and has been doing it for a long time. Let me tell you, this is the best upgrade I've made to a Guitar that I can remember.  

Steve Ouimette, Composer/Artist/Producer - Credits include Guitar Hero, Alice Cooper


"They are so close (to my 1956 Strat), it's really hard to tell the difference... I think they're the best Strat Pickups made."

-Allen Hinds, Recording Artist, Session Legend, Guitar Techniques Contributor & Musicians Institute Instructor


"I'm just amazed how good these pickups sound...For the first time in my life...All the notes on the neck are just the right balance."

-Leonardo Amuedo, Virtuoso Session Guitarist heard on Grammy Recordings. Touring Guitarist - Chris Botti, Ivan Lins, Blood Sweat Tears.


"Mr. Arlo's pickups sound pretty amazing. I'm stoked to finally have them in my guitar. I highly recommend these."

-Bennett Lewis, Nashville Based Guitarist/ Guitarist for Maren Morris (Grammy Winner)


"These pickups sound amazing...I feel like I'm playing an old PAF....They fixed this guitar (1967 Gibson ES-335)"

-Ford Thurston, Nashville based Guitarist/Lead Guitarist for Randy Houser